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« on: December 21, 2008 07:13:38 PM »



Peppermint meringues; I made mine the size of a loonie.  These are really easy and cheap AND festive!  I got the recipe for these from a magazine, which I will share with you here:

Peppermint Kisses
2 egg whites
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 tsp peppermint extract

red and green food coloring

Make a meringue with the sugar and whites, beating to medium-stiff peaks (beat the whites on high speed until they begin to get frothy, then slowly add in the sugar and keep whipping). Add the extract when the whites are ready, and mix on slow for a few seconds.

Prepare a piping bag (plastic disposable would be best) with a large round tip. Using a clean (or new) paint brush, brush lines of food coloring inside the piping bag. I find 2 red and 2 green is enough, otherwise they tend to blend and get brown instead. Fill the piping bag with the meringue (or do a few times if it's a small bag, washing and re-striping each time), and pipe small blobs, aprox 1" diameter, onto a tray covered with parchment paper. They can be close together, since they won't get any bigger.

Bake at 200F for 30 minutes, then reduce the oven temp to 175F for another 40 minutes. Turn off the oven and leave meringues in until they dry out (another 10-20 minutes depending in the size). If you're not sure if they're dry, eat one, and if they feel gummy inside they're not ready. When they're ready they'll be dry when you bite in, but melt in your mouth.  Store them in a cool place in an air-tight container

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« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2008 07:37:41 PM »

They look great - very festive.  Question, did you use gel food colouring, or regular liquid food colouring?
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« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2008 07:39:09 PM »

CUTE! They look so festive and I LOVE meringue!
Thanks for sharing the recipe!
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« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2008 08:04:29 PM »

They look great - very festive.  Question, did you use gel food colouring, or regular liquid food colouring?

I used gel food coloring.  I think you could you liquid color, but the color would be weaker, and fade faster
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« Reply #4 on: December 21, 2008 08:07:29 PM »

Those look so good! They sound pretty easy, too. Thanks for sharing! Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: December 21, 2008 08:09:28 PM »

I think you just solved my dilemma of something small to distribute at an upcoming holiday gathering...

Thanks! 

One question, though:  about how many of these kisses does this recipe make?
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« Reply #6 on: December 21, 2008 09:36:55 PM »

One question, though:  about how many of these kisses does this recipe make?

Oh man, I didn't count  Huh , but if I had to guess it was 40-50 loonie sized, may have been more. 
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« Reply #7 on: December 22, 2008 08:33:38 PM »

These look awesome.

What's a loonie?
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« Reply #8 on: December 22, 2008 11:56:56 PM »

i love this! they look great!
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« Reply #9 on: December 23, 2008 12:58:46 AM »

i'm trying this recipie at the moment!  i don't have an electric mixer/beater though... so this is taking a little longer Tongue

a loonie is a canadian dollar coin Smiley
there's a picture of a LOON on the LOONie
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